Elijah Melvin Matthews

Male13 July 1868–13 March 1942

Brief Life History of Elijah Melvin

When Elijah Melvin Matthews was born on 13 July 1868, in Lookingglass, Douglas, Oregon, United States, his father, Albert Atwater Matthews, was 45 and his mother, Barbary Alice Van Buskirk Whisler, was 26. He married Estelle Caroline Inman on 28 November 1895, in Douglas, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Leland, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 13 March 1942, in Lookingglass, Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lookingglass Community Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Elijah Melvin Matthews
Estelle Caroline Inman
Marriage: 28 November 1895
Ernest Melvin Matthews

Sources (14)

  • Elijah M Mathews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E. M. Matthews, "Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935"
  • ELIJAH M. MATTHEWS, "BillionGraves Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 November 1895Douglas, Oregon, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

    Age 12

    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 22

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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